Resorts Anytime — A fraudulent vacation rental club
In 2013, arnold divers and i, both senior citizens, visited a resort in hilton head, sc and accepted an offer by a resort employee for a free restaurant dinner and a movie in exchanged for attending a presentation on a vacation club. We met with the resorts anytime salesman and were shown slides of gorgeous upscale resorts, hotels and private homes that we were told we could rent at deeply discounted fees. The deal that we were presented called for (1) resorts anytime purchasing our fully paid timeshare for the market price, (2) paying a cash portion of the cost of their vacation membership on the spot, and (3) financing the remaining cost, paying monthly payments to monterey finance. We were told to wait while he called our timeshare company to get our unit's current value, and its availability for sale. When he returned, he excitedly informed us that we were lucky and could indeed use the value of our timeshare (Which was a one week unit at the high end divi gulf and beach resort in aruba) as part of the payment for our resorts anytime membership. We agreed, made the down payment, and signed papers to exchange our property and pay monthly payments. As soon as we left, we searched the internet for reviews and more info on resorts anytime. We were shocked to find many reports of people being scammed by the company - - purchasing an expensive membership on the false assumption that they were exchanging their existing timeshares. People had also found the actual vacation properties to be far inferior to those shown during the presentation, and none of them were able to have their money refunded or get out of the monthly payment obligation. We were devastated to think we were being cheated in the same way. The next morning, we called our timeshare management company and found out that they never received a call about the value or sale of our timeshar. Their was never an intent to purchase it. We called to cancel that very day, but the salesman who made our deal would never speak with us then or after many many calls over the months and years. Our debt to resorts anytime through monterey finance is now over $3, 800 and shows as a disputed collection on my credit report. We are ready to join a class action suit as against resorts anytime as soon as possible, given the many reports of both corrupt sales, poor quality properties and insulting customer service.